1 an official who is appointed
2 a person who is appointed to a job or position [syn: appointment]
Etymologyappoint + -ee
Pronunciation(US) IPA: /əˌpoɪnˈtiː/
- a person who is appointed
- The ambassador is a political appointee, not a career diplomat.
An appointee may be one of the following:
- An appointee was also a foot soldier in the French army, who, for long service and bravery, received more pay than other privates.
- An appointee is also a person or organisation entrusted with managing the daily finances of vulnerable individuals in the UK.